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 MARIAM+UMAIR

HUSBAND AND WIFE DUO WORKING TOGETHER TOWARDS ONE DREAM.
WE ARE ARTISTS.
FOR US, BEING PHOTOGRAPHERS IS NOT JUST A CAREER WE DECIDED TO CHOOSE. IT'S BEEN A PART OF OUR LIVES FOR OVER 25 YEARS COMBINED. IT'S AN AVENUE FOR US TO CREATE. WITH BOTH OF US WITH DEGREES IN DESIGN, WE SEE THINGS A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY. WE TAKE TIME TO SEE BEYOND WHAT'S APPARENT TO THE EYE AND POUR OURSELVES INTO EVERYTHING THAT WE DO. WE CHERISH THE EXPERIENCES THAT WE HAVE, EVEN THE SMALLEST OF MOMENTS, OVER EVERYTHING ELSE. WE WANT TO SHARE OUR LOVE FOR CREATING WITH YOU, WITH YOU AS OUR SUBJECT, YOU AS OUR INSPIRATION. YOUR STORY IS OUR INSPIRATION. WE BELIEVE IN MAKING CONNECTIONS WITH EACH PERSON THAT WE WORK WITH TO BRING HEART INTO THE PROJECT, NO MATTER HOW BIG OR SMALL IT MAY BE. 
 
WE MOVED HALF WAY ACROSS THE WORLD TO LIVE OUR DREAM OF BEING CREATORS AND MADE BASE IN SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA. TRAVELING IS JUST AN EXTENSION OF OUR LIFESTYLE, AND WE DON'T SHY AWAY FROM PROJECTS THAT TAKE US TO A NEW CITY OR COUNTRY. FOR US, THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING OF OUR JOURNEY.
 
LET US BE A PART OF YOURS. 
Umair is probably the most tech savvy person you'll ever meet. There's no camera product he doesn't know about. With over 15 years of experience behind the camera and mentoring hundreds of students, his photojournalistic style has had him featured in Times magazine. 
With his Masters in Photography, Umair started developing a love for video, and soon it became an obsession. His raw, photojournalistic style translated into video as an extension of his photography. He has shot and directed multiple videos over the years, and is the one who leads all our video projects. 
When he's not learning about cameras or reading a book, you'll find him riding his bike all over the city, or driving around with Mariam finding the next spot for coffee. 
  
Caffeine, photography, fashion. That pretty sums her up! Designer at heart, Mariam has had a long time affair with fabrics and prints. Her mom always loved shopping for fabrics and designing her own clothes, and it inspired her to pursue a degree in Textile design. If you see her obsessing over the textiles in your home or touching the beading on your wedding dress, she is probably admiring the craftsmanship of it! Fun fact, Mariam also knows how to weave!
Coffee is a big part of Mariam's life. The obsession started when she was young, and now it's her life mission to pour the best looking cup of latte she can. She can have a cup of coffee before bed and can still sleep for 10 hours straight right after. She always has a Redbull(or two) stashed in her camera bag. 
Mariam doesn't believe in only having one medium of expressing creativity. Everything from photography, interior decorating, textile design, and fashion styling are ways to show her aesthetic of minimalism. 
Mariam believes in savoring the little moments of life. With her observant nature, she really focuses on treasuring those fleeting, in between moments and enjoys taking in the world around her as it is(of course, with a cup of coffee in hand).